This is very much desired. It played out like this: 9 months of trying. Crying as each month passed. In the ninth month, convincing my husband on a Friday that I would start calling specialists on Monday. Waking up that Saturday, determining to take a pregnancy test because I was going out with friends that night, and wine was definitely on the menu. Glancing away for 3 seconds and coming back to a clearly positive pregnancy test. A week later, my husband left for Burma, to meet family he's never met, and see the places that filled the stories of his childhood. Between the morning sickness, and the missing him, crafting and blogging lost all significance. My usual hours spent viewing crafts every week have been freed up. But thru most of the 1st trimester, if I wasn't working, I was sleeping anyway.
Now, I'm 16 weeks, and I feel great almost all the time. I'm excited, and energetic, and experiencing sparks of creativity. And ever so slightly beginning to show!
My first DIY project for the nursery is a massive frame that will become, uh, something? You can see the steps that brought me here. I bought said frame from the Hope Center's thrift store for about $5. The paint is from Home Depot, purchased in the $3 sample jars.
See how ugly and dark it was? Just wait!
I taped off the center space to do the trim. Definitely needed two layers for this part because of all the divots and grooves.
Tada! No longer dark and gloomy and baby-inappropriate!
The green is Home Decorators Collection "Zesty Apple" (HDC-MD-15).
The blue is Glidden "Sea Spray" (GLB19).